Everyday, we are faced with decisions, choices and questions. Especially, us women. What do I cook today? What time is the little league game? When can I finish this report for work? Where do I find time to do the laundry and help with homework? For women, it seems that our days are filled with decision making tasks. And it can be tiring and very overwhelming.
But there’s one question that most women try to avoid asking because they are afraid of what their answer will be. Because if they were honest, the answer to this question would shake some things up. It would change everything for them. So what is the question?
“What do I REALLY WANT for my life?”
If most women, today, were to be radically honest, their answer would be something like this…
I want to for once, do ME! I want to be seen, I want to be heard and I want to matter. I don’t always want to take care of everyone else. I don’t want to feel like the door mat any more. I’m tired of cooking, doing the laundry, playing Uber, spending my money on everyone else but me. I want to pursue my OWN dreams, my heart’s desires without feeling guilty or as if, I am neglecting something or someone else.
Does any of this resonate with you? Now, let’s be honest. You don’t actually say these things out of your mouth because that would not be good. You would never want to be considered selfish or self-centered. Yet, so many women are feeling this way deep inside.
Here’s where most women find themselves day in and day out. Chasing someone else’s dreams, living someone else’s idea of what their lives should be, catering to everyone else’s dreams, desires and wishes. We’ve been programmed to do it this way.
For many of us, we don’t even know what our truth is anymore. We don’t know what it is that we really want. But we sure as hell know this isn’t it. So how do we move from where we are to where we want to be?
How do we move through the inner critic that says, “you can’t. It wouldn’t be right. You don’t have enough money, you don’t have a degree, you don’t know enough, you are not slim enough, you are not smart enough, you are not enough?”
You do it by first understanding that YOU have always been enough and that you are the ONLY one who is stopping you from being true to yourself and living your TRUTH.
You gotta be willing to create a new story for your life. A story that includes YOU as the leading role. Not your children, not your boss, not your clients, not your friends, not your husband…but YOU!
In order to create a new story, you must be willing to do something differently in your life today. It’s not a question of whether you can do it. The real question is, will you do it?